deal just yet. a union delegate and high schoolteacher, good to see you, appreciate you taking the time. why no deal? >> the teachers are looking everything over. we have about 30,000 members taking a close look at this, trying to make sure the contract -- they have to live under for the next three years is what they want. and in fact, we're concerned about the various learning conditions inside the schools obviously. >> i understand there's some concern about that, but yet kids are being kept out of school. and that's hard to get the sympathy of parents, probably, and also people around the country. why not go back and work that out afterwards. >> well, a couple of reasons. ween watt to get it right. it's tough to get 30,000 people engaged in the strike process, it's a difficult process, as you well know, people don't get paid, et cetera, we went out because we felt that we were mistreated by this mayor, as you may know, our last contract was ab row gated by the mayor as soon they they walked in.